Stamford, CT

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Design Within Reach


Design Within Reach (DWR), the leading modern home furniture retailer that relocated from California asked MKDA to design its new headquarters in Stamford’s historic South End. The 27,000-square-foot space comprises ground floor retail and two floors of office and studio space. MKDA incorporated few private offices and solid walls into the design. Instead, the firm used benching systems, all-glass private offices, and fixed screens that separate different work areas. Contemporary office furnishings were used throughout, including Knoll Antenna Workspaces, Artemide Lighting and Vitra Alcove Highback Sofas, The office consists of a design studio, research area, library, call center, pantry and locker room. The main conference space was designed in all glass with a sliding glass wall that can be opened to the entire space or closed for privacy. Flooring throughout the space is a mix of carpeting and raw concrete. The ceilings were kept open and raw.